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Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to count. stephen tells us about how some are going to make their votes count. >> angry about being left out of the democratic primary, some d.c. republicans are trying to make a democrat their nominee. >> the hotly contested democratic primary, since about 75% and district voters are democrats, it usually determines who will be the next mayor. but what about the roughly thousand voters who are not democrats? >> they are shut out of having any say in government. >> some voters are not true believers, such as yvonne fulbright, joined the democratic party just so she could vote. >> it is not really fair. >> but there are some republicans who plan to vote in their party's primary and believe they have a say in the next mayor's -- in who becomes the next mayor. >> some republicans believe fenty is issuing for their party's nomination. >> i voted for mayor fenty has a right in. >> a group of activists were going to their polling places today even though there was no republican candidate. now they are hoping for a fenty victory and for democrats to accept the republican nomination. >> i hope t
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
's one of the topics i discussed with supreme court justice stephen breyer, when he stopped by to discuss his new book, "making our democracy work." i love the title of this new book. "making our democracy work." that's not only the title of the book, but your mission. and you believe for that to happen, people need to understand our institutions and be engaged with them. >> yes. >> how do they do it? >> the first step is to know what it is we do. how your legislature works. how your governor works. how your mayors work. >> you also said something of a mystery. that we built up in our tradition, the norm that when the supreme court decides something, the public tends to follow. >> there's a history in this country, of bad events and marvelous events. and over time, it's led to a general acceptance of the court, of having the last word on most constitutional issues, even when they are wrong. >> that was really tested on the idea. when you were sitting on bush v. gore, the 2000 election, you wrote at the time, you were against it. it was a self-inflicted wound that hurt the court. you also
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